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Onshore Volume 47 - Monday 7 December
What's Happening in the Race Village...

December 19 and 20 will see the Sydney Race Village at CYCA come alive with the inaugural Sydney Hobart Food and Wine Festival.

Read more here: http://sydneytohobart.events/sydney



CLUB NEWS
AUSTRALIAN YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ichi Ban claims Australian Yachting Championship

CYCA Past Commodore Matt Allen and his Ichi Ban Team have another trophy to add to their cabinet after claiming Allen’s second Australian Yachting Championship early in what is shaping to be a bumper 2018.

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CYCA SOLAS TRUSTS
Spies celebrates the important work of SOLAS after the loss of Hollywood Boulevard

Six crew were winched to safety in a sea rescue, after one of the entrants of this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race started sinking in Bass Strait on the return from Tasmania.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Line Honours win in Coffs sets the tone for About Time’s big campaign

While many of the ocean racing fraternity worked their way down the east coast after Christmas, CYCA Member Julian Farren-Price was making his way north at the head of the fleet in the Newport Coffs Harbour Race, securing a win which takes his boat one step closer to a Rolex Sydney Hobart campaign.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Matt Allen's Ichi Ban crowned Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner for 2017

Matt Allen’s new TP52 Ichi Ban has been declared the overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 – and Allen, the president of Australian Sailing, can hardly believe it.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record

Sport is often determined by fine margins and yachting is no exception. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI over the full 628nm of the Rolex Sydney Hobart concluded yesterday in the Derwent River, the line honours title for first to finish was eventually decided today in the protest room. An incident between the two 100-footers, shortly after the start, was adjudged in favour of LDV Comanche.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Black Jack makes the most of cards dealt

Black Jack, the light weather flyer of the four 100 foot super maxis racing for line honours in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart took full advantage of the light, easterly conditions on Sydney Harbour this afternoon to lead her contemporaries out of the Heads.

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Members Notice Board

UPDATE - Deck Refurbishment

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The CYCA Deck will undergo refurbishment this week in order to look pristine for the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The LOWER DECK will be CLOSED on Tuesday December 8

The UPPER DECK will be CLOSED on Thursday December 10 after bistro service and Members Badge Draw

We apologies for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare for the Summer months.

 

Summer Kick-Off Rum Tasting

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The Young Members' Committee invites the young and young at heart to; Summer Kick-Off Rum Tasting with Mount Gay Rum on Thursday December 10.

When: Thursday December 10, 2015

Time: 6pm to 8pm  - Tasting to begin at 7pm sharp

Where: Morna Room

With the summer sailing season is in full swing, take a little time off the water to meet fellow young members and sailors while sampling quality Mount Gay Rum.

Members may bring a guest - spaces are limited

CLICK HERE to book now

CLICK HERE for event flyer.

*Club licensing requirements apply

 

Associates Committee Christmas Hamper

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Drawn on Thursday 17 December in the Coasters Retreat at 6:30pm, the Associates Committee Hamper is up for grabs.

Now on display at CYCA Reception, first prize includes vouchers, Christmas goodies and Australian Paralympic Sailing Team gear.

Musto have donated a jacket for second prize with six bottles of Aurelia Sparkling wine donated by Robert Oatley Wines for third prize.

Tickets are on sale at reception and on Thursday evenings at the Members Badge Draw.

All proceeds go to the Australian Paralympic Sailing Team.

 

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Crew Party

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SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER

It's the hottest ticket in town - but it's FREE to Rolex Sydney Hobart skippers, crews and members of the CYCA.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart crew party is back again and guaranteed to be an enormous hit with music from Jellybean Jam, dancing, a Happy Hour period in specified parts of the CYCA and $15 international food specials.

The party will run from 5pm until 11.30pm, the dress code is crew shirt and non-members and non-crew can also attend for $20 which will be collected on the night by members of the CYCA Associates.

It's a great way to meet and mingle with the crews in the fleet of the 71st Rolex Sydney to Hobart, swap stories and create new sailing mates.

Don't forget to bring your crew pass or CYCA membership card for free entry to the party. 

CLICK HERE for event flyer.

 

CYCA Women in Sailing

Wendy Tuck Arrives In Australia

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER

To celebrate the large contingent of females who sail at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia the Members Services are hosting an Females in Sailing Q&A in the Sydney Race Village.

CYCA Member and Clipper Skipper, Wendy Tuck will be in attendance alongside Victoria Sipajilo who competed in the first all-female Sydney Hobart crew on Barbarian.

With the line-up still being finalised you can expect another two prominent female sailors to be in attendance for the panel Q&A session.

More information to be published at www.cyca.com.au 

 

Chas from Tas Book Launch

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Finally, the book of seafaring tales we’ve all been waiting years for. Charles Blundell, AKA the legendary Chas from Tas, will be in the Rolex Village at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to officially launch ‘The Adventures of Chas from Tas’

When: Monday 21 December

Time: 6pm

Cost: $20 (Beverage on arrival and finger food)

RSVP: Friday 18 December

Chas will be for joined by co-author Juliet Prentice with David Kellett performing Master of Ceremonies duties for this cocktail function.

CLICK HERE to book now

 

71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Merchandise

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The official licensed 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race merchandise collection produced by Club sponsor’s Musto featuring polos, rugby jerseys, jackets, t-shirts and caps is now available for purchase.

The range caters for both men and women.

Items are available from the Club, or order online at the CYCA Shop with shipping available interstate or overseas - Makes the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends, or keepsakes for race fans, get in quickly as sizes are limited.

 

Hold Your Next Social or Corporate Function at the CYCA

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Just 10 minutes from the city's central business district, the CYCA is a world away from the realities of everyday life where you and your guests can relax in a refined nautical environment and savour innovative world-class cuisine.

If you are planning a corporate or social event, be sure to consider the CYCA as a possible venue. All CYCA members receive discounts off the room hire charge and beverages. 

Features include a clubhouse with a Boardroom and two stylish upper level function rooms and adjoining balconies that offer breathtaking views overlooking the marina, city skyline and northern harbour views.

Our resident caterers L Eat, use the finest ingredients and innovative styling to complement any occasion. Choose from a selection of dining experiences from a casual meal on the deck to cocktail parties, or a-la-carte dining (bookings for 20 or more).

The Rani Room and deck is one of Sydney's best waterfront dining locations. Located on the lower level of the Clubhouse, it is also available at times for group bookings of 20 or more.  

You can even use the online quote calculator which is the easiest way to determine an estimated cost for your next event. Please also subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of our special offers.

 

CYCA Members Special at L Eat

CYCA Members now receive a 10 per cent discount at the L Eat Bistro!

*Members must show their membership card on purchase.

L Eat are also seeking member feedback on the bistro - CLICK HERE to launch the online survey.

UPCOMING EVENTS
MONDAY
22
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
24
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
FRIDAY
26
JANUARY

11:00 to 22:00

Australia Day City of Sydney Cup
MONDAY
29
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
31
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
31
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:00

PONANT Luxury Cruises - information session - LAST EVENT IN THE CLUBHOUSE BEFORE RENOVATIONS
SATURDAY
3
FEBRUARY

10:00 to 22:00

Mt Gay Ocean Pointscore - Port Hacking
MONDAY
5
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
7
FEBRUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
10
FEBRUARY

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Short Ocean Race (MHYC)
MONDAY
12
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
14
FEBRUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
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